Weekend Open Forum: How many processes are running right now?

By Matthew ยท 144 replies
Aug 12, 2011
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  1. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,224   +164

    I'll say..:rolleyes:

    are you working the Les Paul, or the Gibson?
    ..or was it a Fender strat you had?
  2. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,020   +2,549

    Nothing so extravagant. Right now it's 3 left handed Ibanez'. (2 Acoustic electrics, the other is a "sort of" Les Paul, loosely copied (ART-100)).

    I "remembered" to buy this for myself for Memorial Day; http://www.musiciansfriend.com/guit...t-handed-exotic-wood-acoustic-electric-guitar Again, it was the least I could do. The onboard chorus is really cool, you can get Byrdsey sort of sounds without wrestling with a real 12 string. :)

    I should pull out some old "Airplane" slides, to see exactly what Paul Kantner usually played. I think he was a Strat kind of guy, not sure though.
  3. blimp01

    blimp01 TS Enthusiast Posts: 144

    23 processes using up 490 MB on start is the best I can do. Although my computer is wide open without any anti virus right now.
  4. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,224   +164

    Nice! :) i am always envious of those of you that have...you know...talent.
    Is that Birds Eye Maple? *** I just spotted Ash, unique cut that is.
  5. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,020   +2,549

    Nah man, I have to work hard just to be able to suck.

    It's figured ash. That's the only model in their "Exotic Wood" series, offered off the rack left handed. http://www.ibanez.com/AcousticGuitars/Series-ew I'd commit all sorts of indiscreet acts if they'd build me one of the 12 strings.

    I thought you played keyboards?
  6. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,224   +164

    Oh i do, ( i have a CME UF8) but as some one once said...some play the notes...and some make music. My dad played Guitar, acoustic/ electric and the drums. he actually has talent. I have to work awfully hard at it just to amuse myself.
  7. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,020   +2,549

    That's my sole motivation. Fire up the stereo with my favorite tunes, strum along, and be thankful my cats don't judge.

    I don't know how much you've kept up with musical equipment, but this floored me, "digital modeling amps" : http://www.musiciansfriend.com/guitars/peavey-vypyr-15-15w-1x8-guitar-combo-amp#used

    I have that little Peavey, it'll easily to keep up with the stereo. Funny thing though, it will, on occasion crash like a computer! Wow! Oh well, you can't blame it on Windows.
  8. Tekkaraiden

    Tekkaraiden TS Evangelist Posts: 997   +93

    Currently have 50 running.
  9. Quinneypoo

    Quinneypoo TS Rookie

    I have 437 processes running, not sure why so much.
  10. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,020   +2,549

    No doubt about it, "you win"!
  11. 26 processes. Clean is the way to go.
  12. 83 processes current running

    Intel Core i7 970 @ 4GHz with Corsair H80 Liquid Cooling
    24GB DDR3 1600MHz Mushkin RAM
    240GB OCZ Revo Drive
    2 x EVGA GTX 580 3GB in SLI

    Windows 7 Pro x64
  13. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,010   +18

    Four different botnets are fighting for control of your computer.
  14. treetops

    treetops TS Evangelist Posts: 2,073   +219

    I pay attention to them as needed. When my computer runs slow or acts strange you better bet that's the first place I look. And with windows 7 resource monitor you can sort them by the cpu ram and network they are taking up. I know there are probably all sorts of similar tools but for a modest user its pretty damn handy.

    64 processes
  15. treetops

    treetops TS Evangelist Posts: 2,073   +219

    I thought it said what the door man said.
  16. 56 processes & I only stop/disable processes that are a problem, in one way or another.
  17. Modena

    Modena TS Booster Posts: 143

    61 at the moment. I don't ever pay attention to it though.
  18. spydercanopus

    spydercanopus TS Evangelist Posts: 855   +121

  19. 37 with a few extra things running, have an habit of killing anything new that crops up when installing programs. Habit came from two rigs past when memory was a problem, not an issue anymore but still like it clean. Too many programs assume I want an extra process as some sort of badge for installing them, most are completely useless anyway.
  20. spydercanopus

    spydercanopus TS Evangelist Posts: 855   +121

    I use to be a perfectionist about my processes until I got two quad-core xeons and 8GB ram four years ago running on S5000Xvn intel board.

    I use to care about my Start Menu and My Document's organization until Windows Vista.

    When can I stop caring about filing and cleaning my desktop items before going home?
  21. i have 218 Tabs open and using 8.42GB of Ram right now and my CPU is at 30% usage
  22. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,020   +2,549

    No, the "Dormouse" is a character from "Alice in Wonderland", on which the song is loosely based (I spelled it wrong). (Also, sorry for stating the probably obvious).

    Meet the "dormouse": http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dormouse

    Everybody hears the words to "White Rabbit" slightly differently, there really isn't a lot of clarity in the original recording. I wonder if the lyrics were included in the original liner notes. These seem about the most "rational" of what a search yielded: http://www.babaganoo.com/songs/white.html

    While I typed this response, I had 38 processes running on my mighty eMachines T-5026......Yay
  23. spydercanopus

    spydercanopus TS Evangelist Posts: 855   +121

    Some people just like to watch.
  24. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,020   +2,549

    As somebody who goes way off topic quite often, I'm not criticizing mind you, but that isn't the answer to the question. A "tab" isn't a process. It's a place where you find pornography on a computer with 218 of them open.

    Enjoy it while you can. When you get to be my age, you're not even allowed to do that.
  25. Honestly, TechSpot, this topic is no fun. This is the most boring Weekend Open Forum you have done since I started visiting your site daily. Of all the fun and interesting things in the world of computers that we could be talking about, you want to engage your readers in a debate about processes? Come on. A little effort please. This made me depressed. I'll remain depressed for another 5min at the very least. You made that happen. It's all on you.

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